Thursday, 29 May 2008

When you have loved well

When you have loved well
And trusted, as an innocent must,
And love gets broken
Whether through betrayal,
Or the sweeping waves of history’s random evil

It is impossible to regain
That full trust
Required to find love again

Instead we build armour
To protect our vulnerable flesh
And round the heart especially
We create layer upon layer of steel

Thus we live weighed down
By barriers
Unable to rise to see the sun shine at dawn
But rather stay hunkered in the bunkers
Protected from pain
Avoiding dangerous beauty


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